April 24, 2020 | Episode 96

Confluent Platform 5.5 | What's New in This Release + Updates

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Confluent Platform 5.5 is out, and Tim Berglund (Senior Director of Developer Advocacy, Confluent) is here to give you the latest updates! The first is improved schema management and Confluent Schema Registry support for Protobuf and JSON, making these components pluggable. The second is better support for languages other than Java within the sphere of librdkafka. And finally, this release includes an upgrade to ksqlDB, which expands its functionality, supports more data types, increases availability for pull queries, and adds a new aggregate function.

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Episode 97April 29, 2020 | 40 min

IoT Integration and Real-Time Data Correlation with Kafka Connect and Kafka Streams ft. Kai Waehner

There are two primary industries within the Internet of Things (IoT): industrial IoT (IIoT) and consumer IoT (CIoT), both of which can benefit from the Kafka ecosystem, including Kafka Streams and Kafka Connect.. Kai Waehner shares example use cases where he’s seen IoT integration in action, specifically focusing on Walmart and its real-time customer integration using the Walmart app.

Episode 98May 4, 2020 | 48 min

Apache Kafka Fundamentals: The Concept of Streams and Tables ft. Michael Noll

If you’ve ever wondered what Apache Kafka® is, what it’s used for, or wanted to learn Kafka architecture and all its components, buckle up! In today’s episode, Michael Noll and Tim Berglund discuss a series of fundamental questions: What is Kafka? What is an event? How do we organize and store events? And what is Kafka Streams?

Episode 99May 13, 2020 | 42 min

Kubernetes Meets Apache Kafka ft. Kelsey Hightower

Gaining trust in your product, process, and the way you develop code requires the ability to explain those things well. Kelsey Hightower reflects on the journey that brought him to where he is today and how Kubernetes has evolved over the years too, including what makes Kubernetes so successful.

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